Management PhD (STEM)

Interested in applying to the Management PhD program?

Please review the program admission requirements before applying through the Graduate School at Binghamton University.

The application deadline for fall admission is January 10. Applications submitted to the program after January 10 will be evaluated on a "space permitting" basis.

Due to the structure of the SOM PhD program, we only admit new PhD students once a year for the following Fall semester and all new PhD students are required to start their coursework at the beginning of the Fall semester.


Program Overview

Binghamton University’s School of Management STEM-designated doctoral program emphasizes theory and research methodology to prepare students for careers in academia at top-tier institutions. The program boasts an intimate 1:1 student-faculty ratio and is designed for full-time students.

The dynamic PhD curriculum includes courses in advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the non-departmentalized nature of the program and explore disciplines outside the School of Management. Depending on the individual area of specialization, students may elect to take courses in economics, psychology, mathematics, sociology or other disciplines.

Students will work collaboratively with faculty within SOM and across the University to co-author articles for leading academic journals and present research findings at professional conferences.

  • Degree Awarded: Management PhD
  • Areas of Specialization: 5
  • Type of Program: Full-time, on-campus
  • Funding: Full tuition scholarship and research/teaching assistantship
  • Application Deadline: January 10th

About STEM-Designation

The Management PhD program has STEM-designation due to its strong focus on quantitative and management sciences. STEM-designated degrees offer students the possibility of academic advancement and employment security.

The STEM-designation is particularly beneficial for international students looking for work in the U.S. Traditionally, with an F-1 visa, graduates are eligible for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) once a degree program is completed. With the STEM-designation, students can apply to extend the OPT period for an additional 24 months. 

Areas of Specialization

While each area of study has individual requirements, the Management PhD program generally consists of two years of classes followed by two years of dissertation research. 

Note: We make every effort to update the specialization pages, however we recommend contacting the concentration coordinators with questions about program-specific requirements.


Students admitted to the doctoral program receive a  graduate research/teaching asssistantship and waiver of graduate tuition for a maximum of four years, conditional on satisfactory performance, as determined by a member of the PhD program faculty.

  • Students may receive up to $29,500 in annual funding. The assistantship stipend amount for Fall 2023 is $21,000 annually. This is supplemented by a potential $6,000 faculty supervised summer research assistantship, and a fee scholarship of approximately $2,500 per year (to help offset the cost of broad-based feed not covered by the tution scholarship). 
  • Assistantships require funded students to assist faculty in their teaching or research for 20 hours per week.
  • Winners of the Provost's Summer Fellowship will receive an additional $4,000 in summer research assistantship funding.
  • SOM policy does not permit funding recipients to take on any other work (paid or otherwise), unless approved by the concentration coordinator, the PhD program director, and the SOM Dean. This includes fall, spring, and summer of every year. 

Academic Policies

Please refer to the SOM PhD Student Handbook for details about the program and associated policies and procedures. For additional policies pertinent to all graduate students at Binghamton University, please review the materials at the links below:

SOM PhD Placements

SOM graduates have gone on to post-graduate positions at academic institutions all over the world. Among the instituions PhD students joined are: Bentley University, California State University – Los Angeles, Creighton University, Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Loyola University, Ohio Northern University, Rutgers University, Temple University, San Diego State University, St. Petersburg University (Russia), University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Richmond, University of Texas - San Antonio, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Warwick University (United Kingdom), and West Virginia University.